Veolia gives local community groups and charities in Staffordshire a helping hand
This is the second time during 2017 that Veolia and Staffordshire County Council have awarded funds from the EnviroGrant scheme giving local community groups and charities a helping hand. Veolia’s commitment, as part of the contract with the Council, is to encourage local residents to get involved in local projects to make Staffordshire a more sustainable county.
Speaking at the event Councillor Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities, said: “I’m very pleased that the Staffordshire County Council and Veolia partnership has introduced this excellent scheme. This makes our partnership stronger and helps us to forge stronger links with our communities.
“The county council commissions practical help to grow the voluntary sector in Staffordshire, because we recognise its’ invaluable role and it gives me great pleasure to hand over this additional support for their work.”
Steve Mitchell – Veolia Director – Midlands West said “We are delighted to support local groups through the EnviroGrant Scheme, and as a company, we have a number of EnviroGrant Schemes in the Midlands. Over 40 applications were received; all from worthy causes and some very hard decisions have had to be made. We’re delighted to support local groups through the EnviroGrant Scheme and it is also great to meet the inspiring people who work tirelessly looking after their local communities and environment.”